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  • Robin Hood

    Marcie Brost|Mar 13, 2024

    The Missoula Children's Theater 'Robin Hood' was a hit! The development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. The theater group come has been coming to Circle for several yeas now and the talent in town seems to be amazing. The kids are given a week of rehearsal and to learn their lines. This year was the fun story of "Robin Hood:. The kids talents were amazing. Keep up the great work....

  • PROMTASTIC -Circle Prom March 16th 2024

    Marcie Brost|Mar 6, 2024

    When I was in high school way back in the day, we had to drive all the way to Billings, Dickinson, Bismarck, to buy a dress that we would only wear once. Long way to travel, but PROM was the event of a high schooler. Well Emilie Garza has a solution in Miles City. Onyx + Ivory Boutique, located at 503 Main Street , Miles City, MT. Located in the historic Olive Hotel downtown. Onyx + Ivory provides uptown setting for patrons looking to dress up for any special occasion. Emily recommends that an...

  • CHS/FARMERS ELEVATOR ANNUAL MEETING

    Ric Holden|Mar 6, 2024

    by Ric Holden Circle Montana: The regional eastern Montana CHS Farmers Elevator board of directors recently held the "2023 Annual Update", in Circle Montana. Congressional candidate and CHS member, Ric Holden, joined the meeting to elect producer board members. Holden is a farmer/rancher from Dawson County. Senior Director of Operations, Brandon Babb, presented a slide show that highlighted last year's progress and profitability statements. Babb explained how "Ag Partners" handles the sales of...

  • Puzzle & Pints

    Marcie Brost|Mar 6, 2024

    Puzzles and Pints a new adult friendly competition, social, fun time was well attended by 39 participants and 10 teams. Each team was given the same 500 piece puzzle and given 2 hours to complete. The fist place team, finished in 1.5 hours. The team consisted of Nathan Tuttle, Dillon Simons, and Jennifer Hogan. They counted pieces to determine 2nd and 3rd place. Second place team, Wanda Robinette, Stephanie Haynie, Emily Guldborg, and Theresa Haynie. Third place was Faye Speer, Nycole Barbula,...

  • SEW, Sew NEWS

    Marcie Brost|Feb 28, 2024

    Madeline Moline, daughter of Conrad and Sara Moline, is a sophomore who has been a Varsity starter for the Wildcats since her freshman year. I email Madeline my questions as she is one busy young lady. Madeline recently the recipient of a one-of-a-kind beautiful Star Quilt from Shakira Beston, a Frazer Bearcub, at the 3C District Tournament. This is quite an honor. Madeline said she just met Shakira this season, so she said she was very surprised. Madeline explained that the player can choose to...

  • McCone County Hero Project

    Feb 28, 2024

    The McCone County Hero Project has given a quilt to Calvin (Shorty) Waldbauer for his service in the Army from 1958-1960. During his 2 years in the service he was stationed in Hawaii in electrical construction. He also spent 2 years in the Reserves. Upon returning home from the service he worked as a lineman for McCone Electric. Thanks for your service Shorty....

  • Seeking Public Comment

    Feb 28, 2024

    FWP seeking public comment on environmental assessments, emergency closures, private fish pond licenses HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on several draft environmental assessments (EA), emergency closures and private pond licenses applications. For more information, including how to submit comments, click on the link provided or visit fwp.mt.gov/public-notices. Adoption of an Emergency Rule Closing the Valley Garden Fishing Access Site in Madison County FWP has determined that flooding and ice jams justify t...

  • Announces Candidacy for US House

    Feb 28, 2024

    Congressman Denny Rehberg Announces Candidacy for US House Billings – Former Congressman Denny Rehberg today announced his candidacy for the US House of Representatives, Montana-02, vowing to bring his years of experience, dedication, and proven leadership back to serve the people of Montana. "Joe Biden is making America unrecognizable – and I want our country back," Rehberg said. "I am a fifth generation Montana rancher. I got into public service because I was moved by past generations of Montanans. I want to return to public service bec...

  • CHAMPIONS on & off the mat!

    Keri Taylor|Feb 21, 2024

    The Circle Wildcats seemed happy to be back on the podium at the First Interstate Metrapark Arena in Billings at the 2024 All-Class MHSA State Wrestling Tournament held on February 9-10th over the weekend, where they earned a 3rd place team trophy, finishing behind the Forsyth Dogies who won the team title and the Broadus Hawks who finished 2nd in Class C competition. They missed making the podium last year after coming off a run of five state championships in a row from 2018-22, so standing up...

  • Sportsmanship Award Winners Class "c" Team

    Feb 21, 2024

    MHSA - Montana High School Association Stockman Bank and the Montana High School Association have partnered to highlight one team from each classification during the 2024 MHSA Boys State Wrestling Tournament. This award is to highlight and celebrate outstanding Team Sportsmanship throughout the postseason. Criteria to be selected for this award is, but not limited to: treats the opponent with respect, respects all contest officials, has pride in his/her performance, cooperates with the coaches and fellow participants, proudly represents the...

  • Chamber Banquet BIG Success

    Jana Hance|Feb 14, 2024

    The 2024 Circle Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture held their annual banquet on Saturday, January 27th, 2024 at the CCM Banquet Room. The event was sold out, however a few folks were unable to attend which made attendance approximately 235. The evening started off with Happy ½ Hour, with beverages being served by the Corner Bar. At 6:00 PM a prime rib dinner was served buffet style by the staff of Circle Country Market, it was a delicious meal followed by tarts for dessert made by Amanda...

  • Tandi Kassner McCone County Extension Agent

    Marcie Brost|Feb 14, 2024

    By Tandi Kassner & Marcie Brost If you are new to McCone County Extension, Tandi Kassner has worked for the McCone County Extension Office for almost 14 years.She worked as an Administrative Assistant and applied for the Ag and 4-H Extension Agent position in October.She has a bachelor's in Ag Business, concentration in Farm and Ranch Management from the University of Tennessee @ Martin, and will be returning to college to obtain her master's degree (Ag Education) through MSU Bozeman in the...

  • Dickinson State Deans List

    Feb 14, 2024

    News from Dickinson State University For more information contact: Rachel Goslinga (701) 483-2514, [email protected] Haven Taylor named to Fall 2023 President's List at Dickinson State University DICKINSON, ND (01/29/2024)-- Haven Taylor of Circle, MT, has been named to the Dickinson State University President's List for the Fall 2023 semester. At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State University recognizes those students named to the President's List. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum...

  • You are From WHERE??

    Marcie Brost|Feb 14, 2024

    I don't have an office so I have decided to start doing some bookkeeping and paperwork just hanging "Round Town." So, I may show up at a local business and just meander around asking questions getting to know all of the different businesses and products our little "Circle" has to offer. This particular day, I wandered into the Roundpen and interviewed the young multi-business establishment owner (article to follow). A handsome couple came in and ordered some coffee. The lady went to use the... Full story

  • WILDLIFE DISEASE

    Feb 14, 2024

    State agencies respond to questions about wildlife diseases HELENA – Two diseases mostly affecting wild birds have been detected recently in Montana. These include pigeon paramyxovirus (PPMV), which has become more widespread in the past month, and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which has been detected in Montana since 2022. Mortality in wild birds from HPAI tends to cycle with waterfowl migrations, and detections of HPAI in Montana have increased recently due to seasonal migrations. Hunters, livestock and pet owners, and other r...

  • Gun Safety

    Feb 14, 2024

    NEWS RELEASE Gun Group Pushes Firearm Safety MISSOULA, Mont. - The Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) has published a statewide list of active firearms safety instructors. MSSA intends to make it easier for those seeking firearms safety instruction to connect with an active instructor and obtain instruction. MSSA's list of firearms safety instructors is located on the MSSA Website at: https://www.mtssa.org/mt-firearms-instructors/ MSSA President Gary Marbut commented, "We believe all gun owners should be competent and safe with their...

  • Brocklway Briefs

    Mary Kay Kountz|Feb 14, 2024

    Last week's weather brought several inches of wet snow to the county, along with some drifts and nasty road conditions. Fortunately the temperatures were mild and the moisture seems to be welcomed by most folks. Four CHS wrestlers competed at the State meet this past weekend. Anson Taylor, Bryce Becker, Paden Nelson and Ruben Nelson and coaches Ty Taylor and Cade Taylor got a nice send off from their fellow wresters, students and staff and were escorted out of town with sirens on their way to Billings. As of Saturday morning, Bryce and Paden...

  • UPPER SEVEN LAW SEEKS ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS

    Feb 14, 2024

    Contact: Rylee Sommers-Flanagan, [email protected] **Upper Seven Law Moves for Summary Judgment, Seeks Access to Public Records** [Helena, Montana] On Thursday, January 18, 2024, nonprofit law firm Upper Seven Law moved for summary judgment in district court. Upper Seven asks the Court to reject state officials' claims of "executive privilege"—which has never been recognized in Montana—and to require that Governor Gianforte and the Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) comply with their obligations under the Montana Con...

  • Plaintiffs Ask Court to Strike Down Privatized School Bill

    Feb 14, 2024

    **Plaintiffs Ask Court to Strike Down Privatized School Bill** [Helena, MT] Late on February 6, 2024, public school plaintiffs—a diverse group that includes the Montana Quality Education Coalition and the League of Women Voters of Montana as well as eight individual Montana teachers, parents, voters, and taxpayers—moved for summary judgment in their suit challenging House Bill 562, which creates an unaccountable system of publicly funded privatized schools. In September, finding that plaintiffs were likely to ultimately succeed in striking the...

  • AVIAN INFLUENZA VIRUS

    Feb 14, 2024

    State agencies respond to questions about wildlife diseases HELENA – Two diseases mostly affecting wild birds have been detected recently in Montana. These include pigeon paramyxovirus (PPMV), which has become more widespread in the past month, and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which has been detected in Montana since 2022. Mortality in wild birds from HPAI tends to cycle with waterfowl migrations, and detections of HPAI in Montana have increased recently due to seasonal migrations. Hunters, livestock and pet owners, and other r...

  • High School Sweethearts Married & Still Going Strong

    Marcie Brost|Feb 7, 2024

    I waited to the last minute to decide to do this article, so I know there are many high school sweethearts out there that I missed. Jodi & James, Sherry & Elliott, Clint & Shelby and many more that I may not know of so if you are still married to your high school sweetheart please reach out to the Banner for next years issue. I will try and be more prepared for the Holiday next year. I know I have changed as a person since High School to think these yoHappy Valentine's Day! I'm trying myung...

  • COLD STRESS, Be Careful

    Feb 7, 2024

    PRESS RELEASE For More Information: ELLEN G. DUYSEN Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, Room 3035 984388 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-4388 402.552.3394 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE By UNMC, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, Omaha, NE COLD STRESS Don't ignore the warning signs. Cold temperatures, high winds, and wet conditions are commonplace on the farm in winter. While working outside is often inescapable, understanding how these...

  • Property Tax info

    Feb 7, 2024

    HELENA, Montana —Earlier today the Montana Public Service Commission (PSC), announced expected reductions in Montana residential customers' electric and natural gas utility bills resulting from property tax adjustments affecting Treasure State electric and natural gas suppliers. PSC President James Brown said of the adjustments, "These adjustments come as a result of property tax rate changes which lower costs for energy suppliers which are then included in utility rates under Montana law," adding, "these adjustments will generally cut utility...

  • Montana Department of Commerce : Planning rants

    Feb 7, 2024

    Commerce Awards Planning Grants to 20 Montana Communities $947,000 to assist Montana towns, cities and counties HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Department of Commerce announced today that 20 Montana towns, cities and counties will share $947,000 of grant funding to help develop and plan infrastructure projects to increase area health and safety. The funding is through Commerce's Montana Coal Endowment Program (MCEP). "For over 30 years, Commerce's MCEP program has made it more affordable for Montana communities to develop local infrastructure p...

  • SEXtortion cases up 20% in Montana

    Feb 7, 2024

    January 24, 2024 Available files: mp3 wav jpg FBI: Sextortion cases up 20% in Montana Mark Moran The FBI reports an alarming rise in the number of sextortion cases in Montana, reflecting a national trend. The agency is drawing attention to the issue in January, which is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. When predators pose as someone else online and lure victims into taking and sending sexually explicit photos and videos, then threaten to send the photos to the victim's family and friends unless they pay, it's known as sextortion....

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